When facts battle reality
Reality seldom achieves desired victory
Because the fact is that
Students will do anything for a grade
As long as it is above a low "C."
The reality, however, is that grades
Won't start my careers and
Tests only skim the surface of the mess
That is my intellect.
If it's facts that you want
Then facts you'll get,
But learning is so much more
Than cramming for my next test.
If I'm going to experience and live in reality
I need empowerment of knowledge
As well as actuality.